From NCH Software
Free digital transcription software for typists on Linux - Express Scribe is professional audio playback control software designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings. It is installed on the typist's computer and can be controlled using the keyboard (with 'hot' keys) and/or foot pedals. This computer transcriber application features variable speed playback, foot pedal operation, file management and more. This program is free.
~ Ability to play compressed wav or dct files.
~ Variable speed (constant pitch) playback.
~ Can use computer rudder pedals (or some other specialist transcription pedals) to control playback.
~ Ability to Dock portable recorders to load recordings.
~ Uses systemwide HotKeys so you can control playback when using other software (eg. Microsoft Word).
~ Automatically receives and loads files by internet (FTP), email or over a local computer network.
~ Automatically sends typing to the person who dictated the work.
~ Express Scribe is free.
Supported File Formats
Ability to play most audio file formats (including encrypted dictation files) including:
* wav, mp3, au, aif, vox,
* dct (encrypted dictation)
* Windows Media, VoiceIt (sri)
* RealAudio (ra and
Sound Card, speakers or headset